Setnet

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This song is about the plight of the Hector's and Maui Dolphins, which only live in the seas around Aotearoa.

This is from the World Wildlife Fund: "...thirty years ago there were over 26,000 Hector's and Maui's dolphins. Today, due to human activity, there is a struggling population of around 7,270 Hector's dolphins - and Maui's are the rarest marine dolphins in the world with around 110 left."

A large part of this 'human activity' is the use of setnets in the dolphins' territory. For the dolphins to survive and beat extinction, we need to ensure that only selective fishing methods are used in areas where Hector’s and Maui dolphins are found.




This EP is called 'Homebrewed' because brewing beer is what started me on my path to self-sufficiency. The tracks are all recorded in this self-sufficient fashion by me on my own equipment, and are set up to mirror as closely as possible the way they are played live - through the use of a Boss RC-50 Loop Station. This live looped performance is something I've been working on for a wee while and now that I've got this EP recorded it's time to write some new songs!

To get yourself a copy, click on the 'Contact/Help... For inquiries, click here.'. Send me an address to mail it to and I'll get back to you with bank details.

The price of the EP is $10 + $2.50 Postage

It comes in an amazing fabric sleeve sewn from secondhand fabrics - sheets, curtains, tablecloths etc, with a secondhand button held on by some off-cut leather... almost 100% Recycled! (the thread was new)

Every sleeve is unique.

Digital Download will be available soon aswell.

lyrics

Lyrics:

You know we've got to save the Hector's,
Yeah we need to save the Mauis,
'Cos any more die and there'll be none left,
In Aotearoa's beautiful seas.
But it's not just in Aotearoa,
It's in the oceans of this planet earth.
They'll be dead and gone just like the Moa,
And there ain't gonna be no rebirth.

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.

When the power's in your hands and you say no,
To ensure your dirty, death causing cashflow,
A little piece of Mother Ocean dies.
How can you still look her in the eyes?
And how can you still float upon her waves,
While you send her children to their tangled graves?
And how perverted can your logic be,
Not to let these beautiful creatures be free?

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.

In the end it's the legislators,
Who get to have the final say.
One last hope for the dolphins,
To keep extinction at bay.
But until they make that decision,
The Hector's and the Mauis will die.
The fishing's done without forward vision,
And Mother Ocean is starting to cry.

'Cos the setnet won't let life keep living,
Only so much and Mother Ocean stops giving.
The gift of the dolphin's one to hold onto,
Why won't you stop and let nature pull through?

Oh, shame on you.

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from Homebrewed EP, released June 4, 2010

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